About Us

Since opening in 2011, we have provided close to 30,000 safe nights to survivors of human trafficking.
Eden Centers for Hope and Healing is an anti trafficking organization that specializes in trauma recovery.

Our mission is to eradicate the trafficking and selling of human beings. We create systemic change through: youth prevention; education and legislative advocacy; recovery and reentry services for victims, including emergency, transitional, and long-term shelter; and a lifelong community of care for survivors. 

Our History

Founded in 2011

Eden Centers for Hope and Healing opened Eden House, the first recovery home that served adult victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in the Greater New Orleans area. We are modeled after Magdalene House/Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN.

Outreach and Prevention Program

With a desire to educate those most vulnerable to human trafficking, the community, and its leaders,  Eden Centers launched its outreach and prevention program. 

Economic Empowerment

Eden Centers welcomed Especially Eden, its social enterprise to empower survivors to build job skills and find financial stability. 

Second Residential Home

After 11 years of serving survivors, Eden Centers opened its second residential home that doubled the capacity to serve survivors, Garden House.

Organization Name Update

In 2023, Eden House was changed to Eden Centers for Hope and Healing to encompass all of the services offered to survivors of human trafficking.

Eden Emergency Center

Eden Centers opened Eden Emergency Center, the first of its kind in the nation to partner and be located on site of a hospital system that serves emergency services to human trafficking survivors.

Eden Market

Principal, Crane Strategies, LLC

Ayame Dinkler

Over the past nearly 20 years, Ayame Dinkler has applied her passion for advocacy, strategic growth and public policy to advance missions in both the public and private sector. With a wealth of experience in strategic advisory, government affairs, coalition building, brand positioning, and complex regulatory and legislative challenges, Ayame has delivered results for local government, federal government, business, and non-profit organizations. 

I’m deeply mission driven and have a passion to help end human trafficking, ensuring justice, and empowering survivors.